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Freedom of the Press in Europe: Edges Fraying?

19. 5. 2015. Join Freedom House and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU for an in-depth look at press freedom in Ukraine, Turkey, Belarus, and Moldova, with Freedom House experts and journalists and press freedom advocates from each country. Freedom House will share insights into key press freedom trends covered in the Freedom of the Press 2015 report, including conflict, opaque media ownership, authoritarian governance, and regressive regulations. Participants from each country will put the challenges facing journalists and the media in these countries into comparative perspective, and highlight common challenges and responses, including policy options for European countries seeking to support the development of truly free and vibrant media.

Opening remarks will be delivered by His Excellency Jaroslav Kurfürst, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Belgium.


Jennifer Dunham, project manager of Freedom of the Press at Freedom House

Oksana Romaniuk, executive director of the Institute of Mass Information (Ukraine)

Aslı Tunç, professor at the Media School at Bilgi University (Turkey)

Andrei Aliaksandrau, deputy director of BelaPAN Information Company (Belarus)

Victoria Dodon, journalist at the Center of Investigative Journalism in Moldova

For more information or with press inquiries, please contact eurasia@freedomhouse.org.


WhenMay 26, 2015, 15:00
Where: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union, Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels

To RSVP, email eurasia@freedomhouse.org by May 25.